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coming up on wednesday. usually both sides try to lower expectations for their candidates. that's what president obama did on sunday. but one of mitt romney's leading supporters had a different view. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers, who's going to put the most points on the board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night. he's going to lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast with what his view is with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> national journalist white house correspondent major garrett is with us. good morning. >> great to be with you. >> what surprise might we expect? what's the strategy for these two going into this debate? >> why did governor christie say what he said? he knows governor romney needs an audience. if you look at the national polling data, abc/"washington post" has a poll out this morning.
. it is wednesday, october 3, 2012. for the first time president obama and mitt romney will meet on stage. the president faced critic jim for a five year old speech. his running meat misspoke again. we go to denver for a preview. >> reporter: good morning. both of these candidates are under enormous pressure to perform tonight. they have been preparing for more than a month. yesterday we saw them both take a little break, try to get away from it all. then last night that video changed the conversation. >> in denver, romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman who has been playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada the president who has been rehearsing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos and that turned into trouble for team obama. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue romney would raise taxes on the middle class. when he implied president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can just
for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman, playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada, the president, who has been rehad hersing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney, went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue that romney would raise taxes on the middle class when he implied that president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class that's been buried the last four years, how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: biden later tried to dig out of that hole. but republicans pounced. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: but the day's events quickly were overshadowed by a 2007 speech of then presidential candidate an
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